Wrecks take 3 lives, in­clud­ing Ida­hoan

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - ARKANSAS - BRAN­DON RID­DLE AND RACHEL HER­ZOG

At least three peo­ple have died from re­cent road ac­ci­dents.

A 63-year-old man died Tues­day morn­ing in a head-on crash on a high­way in south Arkansas, state po­lice said.

The two-ve­hi­cle wreck hap­pened around 12:45 a.m. as Stu­art Townes of Boise, Idaho, was trav­el­ing on U.S. 278 east of Cam­den, ac­cord­ing to a pre­lim­i­nary re­port.

Po­lice say a west­bound Ford F-150 crossed the high­way’s cen­ter­line and hit an east­bound 2005 Kia head-on, caus­ing the pickup to roll “up over” the Kia.

The Kia’s driver, Townes, died as a re­sult of the crash. A pas­sen­ger, 59-year-old Marie Townes of Boise was in­jured, au­thor­i­ties said.

Travel con­di­tions were clear and dry, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

An 81-year-old man died Satur­day from in­juries he suf­fered in a head-on wreck last month, au­thor­i­ties said.

The crash hap­pened about 3 p.m. Feb. 13 in the 900 block of East Ger­man Lane in Con­way.

The Arkansas State Po­lice said Louis Gene Gray of Con­way was driv­ing a 2003 Chevro­let north on the road when a 2016 Chevro­let trav­el­ing south crossed into the north­bound lane and hit Gray’s ve­hi­cle head-on.

Andres Lan­don McKnight, 25, of Con­way was the driver of the south­bound ve­hi­cle, and Flora D. Bruck, 89, of Con­way, was a pas­sen­ger in Gray’s, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. Both were listed as in­jured and treated at Bap­tist Health Med­i­cal Cen­ter-Con­way and Con­way Re­gional Health Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Their con­di­tions were un­known Tues­day.

Gray, who was taken to UAMS Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Lit­tle Rock, re­port­edly died Satur­day from his in­juries.

The re­port did not in­di­cate what might have caused McKnight’s ve­hi­cle to veer into the other lane. Con­di­tions were said to be clear and dry at the time of the wreck.

A man was killed when the ve­hi­cle he was driv­ing left a road in Lit­tle Rock and struck a tree, ac­cord­ing to a re­port.

State po­lice say the sin­gle-ve­hi­cle crash hap­pened around 6:45 a.m. Satur­day as 46-year-old Kevin Cook was trav­el­ing south on Main Street.

Cook’s 2009 Buick left the road and struck a tree at 27th Street, the re­port noted.

Po­lice said travel con­di­tions were clear and dry at the time of the ac­ci­dent.

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